C.D. Dragón

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C.D. Dragón
Full nameClub Deportivo Dragón
Nickname(s)"Los Mitológicos", "El Monstruo Verde", 'Escupefuego'
Founded18 September 1939
GroundEstadio Municipal de Chapeltique,[1][2]
San Miguel, El Salvador
Capacity10,000
ChairmanCelbin Díaz
ManagerMártir Paredes
LeagueSegunda División

Club Deportivo Dragón is a Salvadoran football club, based in San Miguel, El Salvador; founded in 1939.[3] Dragón has won the league title twice in the 1951 and 1953 and finished as runner-up on three occasions.[4]

CD Dragón have played their home games at the 10,000 capacity Estadio Juan Francisco Barraza since 1956 when the stadium was built.[5]

Their traditional home kit consists of Green and White shirts (striped) with white shorts and green socks.

The club has a long-standing rivalry with national opponents Águila, and matches between the two sides are known as the "Derby Migueleño".

History[edit]

C.D. Dragón was founded on 18 September 1939; during this period no national league was available, so they played against teams from different zones. Dragón represented San Miguel department. Dragón played their matches at the Estadio Charlaix, which would be their home stadium for several decades. Under the coaching of player-coach Esteban Blanco, the direction of Samuel Córdoba and key players such as Juan Francisco Barraza, Rómulo Granados and Domingo Flores, the club experienced their most successful period in the 1950s, when they won two league titles (1950–51, 1953–53) and lost two other championship finals.[6]

However, Dragón's fortune would change when a new club was founded during the latter part of the 1950s, Águila. Águila began to assume the mantle as the top representative of San Miguel and began to drain Dragón of quality players such as (Barraza, Blanco and others), sponsorship and fans which led to Dragón not only developing a fierce rivalry with Águila but also led to the club being relegated to the Second Division after the conclusion of the 1963–64 season.[7]

The club spent 13 years in the Second Division, during this time they were one of the founding members of UCLA (Unión de Clubes de Liga de Ascenso) in 1971. However, on 12 February 1977, under Brazilian coach Jorge Tupinambá who had previously coached ANTEL and Platense to the First Division, helped Dragón win their promotion game against Santiagueño 1–0 and helped elevate Dragón back to the First Division.[7]

Dragón's stay in the First Division was a short one (four years), the club only achieved two final series participations during the 1977–78, 1978–79 where they were quickly eliminated and the club was relegated to the Second Division after the conclusion of the 1980 season.

Under the coaching of former player and idol Juan Francisco Barraza, the club almost achieved promotion back to the First Division during the 1984–85 season; however, they lost their promotion game to CESSA and had to wait another four years to gain promotion.[7]

Mario Martínez, whose name will become entwined with Dragón, helped the club gain promotion to the First Division thanks to a 2–1 aggregate victory over Halcón de San Cayetano Istepeque, during this period a new crop of talented players were identified including future highest goalscorer for the El Salvador national football team Raúl Díaz Arce, Moisés "Pecho de Mono" González, and others. Despite the success, the club were struck with financial troubles and had to sell those players and in just one season the club was relegated back to the Second Division.

The club waited four years to achieve promotion once again thanks to the coaching of Miguel Aguilar Obando, who helped Dragón win their promotion game 4–0 over Arcense.

Their most recent spell in the top tier lasted from 1996 through 2003; during this period several players shone including Honduran Williams Reyes, William Torres and others and they achieved a few final series. However they were relegated back in 2003 to the Second Division and have played there for ten years.

Dragón won promotion to the First Division mainly due to the coaching of Mario Martínez second time in which he helped C.D. Dragón gain promotion, Dragón defeated Ciclón del Golfo over the two legs with an aggregate score of 3–1.[8]

Despite having a very poor Apertura campaign in which Mario Martínez was sacked and replaced by Nelson Ancheta, with the recruitment of club legend Williams Reyes and the emergence of stars like Rommel Mejía, Santos Ortíz, and Aurelio Vásquez the club reached the Clausura grand final (after disposing Santa Tecla in a play-off series 2–1, and defeating league leaders FAS in the semi-finals 1–0 on aggregate), However, despite the game ending 0–0 after 120 minutes, two missed penalties in the shootout meant that Isidro Metapán would win the grand final 6–5 on penalties.

On 29 of May, 2016, the club had its most successful period in its modern history under the guidance of Salvadorian Omar Sevilla, the club were able to win their first championship in 63 years (the Clausura 2016 final). Dragón won the match 1–0, Wilman Torres was the lone goal-scorer for Dragón in the final.[2].

However, despite winning their first championship in 63 years their fortune dwindled first showed a poor international performance at the concacaf losing 3 games and drawing one, with 6–0 loss against Deportivo Saprissa being the worst of the result.

Soon the club struggled to win games and eventually during the 2017–2018 season, the club finished equal 12th with Sonsonate , this meant they were forced to play a relegation playoff game with Sonsonate, they lost 3–2, which meant they to fell back to the Segunda division. [9]

On the 14th of January, 2018 due to failed payment to player, the club would not be registered and caused the club to be de-registered from the Segunda Division [3].

Performance in CONCACAF competitions[edit]

Best: Group stage in 2016
2016–17 : Group stage

Stadium[edit]

Dragón plays its home games at Estadio Juan Francisco Barraza located in San Miguel, The stadium has a capacity of 10,000 people.

Supporters[edit]

There is currently one officially recognized supporters group, El Monstruo Verde[4].

Mascot[edit]

Throughout their history, a dragon was the club's official mascot. On March 9, 2014, the club, after consultation with the fans, decided to call their mascot Mito [5].

Rivalries[edit]

Dragón's main rival is Águila. This stems from the fact that both teams come from the San Miguel region, and Águila, early in their history, were able to recruit several key Dragón players[citation needed]. The derby has been labelled Derbi Migueleño (the San Miguel Derby).

Honours[edit]

Dragon is historically the second most successful team from San Miguel in El Salvador football, as they have won the second most championships with 3 titles.

Domestic honours[edit]

Leagues[edit]

Minor Cups[edit]

  • El Salvador Benefit Tournament
    • Champions (1) : 2000
  • Copa de la Historia
    • Champions (1) : 2015
  • Copa Roberto "Burra" Rivas
    • Champions (1) : 2016

Current squad[edit]

As of: [10] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK El Salvador SLV Wilberth Hernández [11]
DF El Salvador SLV Edder Melgar [12]
MF El Salvador SLV Edwin Fuentes
FW Brazil BRA Jackson de Oliveira
FW Colombia COL Carlos Arturo Urrego
FW El Salvador SLV Jonathan Aguilar
DF El Salvador SLV Geofredo Portillo
No. Pos. Nation Player
GK El Salvador SLV José Manuel González (captain)[13]
DF El Salvador SLV Edgar Nolasco
MF El Salvador SLV Jordy Bonilla
MF El Salvador SLV Arsenio Orellana
MF El Salvador SLV Derek Sánchez
MF El Salvador SLV Zidane Martínez

Players with dual citizenship[edit]

Reserve Category Football[edit]

As of: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
No. Pos. Nation Player

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager El Salvador Santos Rivera
Assistant Managers El Salvador Adonay Franco
Goalkeeping coach
Under 17 Manager
Fitness Coach
Team Doctor
Sports Director

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Owner El Salvador Municipal Association of Chapeltique
President
Vice President
Administrative Manager
TBD
TBD
TBD


Notable Players[edit]

Team captains[edit]

Name Years
El Salvador 19
El Salvador 19
El Salvador 19
El Salvador 19
Uruguay Asdrubal Padin 1988-90
Uruguay Oscar Suarez 1996-1997
El Salvador 19
El Salvador Marvin Torres 1991-1992
El Salvador 20
El Salvador 20
El Salvador 20
El Salvador 20

Notable managers[edit]

Period Manager Notes
1950–51 El Salvador Jorge El Choco Méndez[14] Won 1 Primera Division Titles (1950–51)
1951–53 El Salvador Miguel Herrera Won 1 Primera Division Titles (1953–54)
1954 El Salvador Armando Chacón
1955–56 Argentina Gregorio Bundio First manager from outside El Salvador
1967 El Salvador Maximiliano Cubas
1970 El Salvador Raul Pucul Bonilla
1970–71 El Salvador Guillermo Gutiérrez
1976–78 Brazil Jorge Tupinambá Segunda Division champion/Promoted to First Division 1977–78 season.
1984–85 El Salvador Juan Francisco Barraza
1987–89 El Salvador Mario Martínez Segunda Division champion/Promoted to First Division 1987–88 season.
1989–90 Chile Rolando Torino Flores
1993–94 El Salvador Juan Ramón Paredes
1994–95 El Salvador Miguel Obando
1995-1995 El Salvador Mario Martínez
1995-1996 Costa Rica Didier Castro
1999 – Dec 00 Paraguay Nelson Brizuela[15]
2000–01 El Salvador Saúl Molina
2001 El Salvador Miguel Obando[16]
2001–02 El Salvador Saúl Molina
2001 Ecuador Alfredo Encalada
2002 Brazil Carlos Vieira
2002 Paraguay Nelson Brizuela[17]
2003 El Salvador Mario Martínez
2003 El Salvador Domingo Ramos (Interim)
2005–06 El Salvador Saúl Molina
2009 – Oct 09 El Salvador Mario Martínez
Oct 2009 – Dec 10 Brazil Eduardo Santana
2011 El Salvador Joaquín Pérez
2011 – March 12 El Salvador Marvin "La Perica" Benítez
March–May 2012 El Salvador Abel Blanco
June 2012 – Aug 13 El Salvador Mario Martínez Clausura 2013 Segunda Division champion and winner of promotion play-off /
Promoted to First Division 2013–14 season.
Aug 2013 -May 14 El Salvador Nelson Ancheta Runner-up in the Clausura 2014
May 2014 – Feb 15 Argentina Roberto Gamarra
Feb 2015 El Salvador Santos Rivera Interim (Coached two games)
Feb–March 15 El Salvador Guillermo Rivera
March–April 2015 El Salvador Santos Rivera Interim (Coached 2 games)
April–May 2015 El Salvador Abel Blanco Interim (Coached 3 games)
June 2015 – September 2016 El Salvador Omar Sevilla Won 1 Primera Division Titles (2016 Clausura)
September 2016 – February 2017 El Salvador Nelson Ancheta
March 2017 El Salvador Víctor Coreas
March 2017 – September 2017 Colombia Henry Vanegas
September 2017 – November 2017 El Salvador Efrain Burgos
November 2017 – April 2018 Colombia Diego Pizzaro[18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26]
April 2018 – May 2018 El Salvador Santos Rivera Interim (Coached 2 game)
May 2018 El Salvador Abel Blanco Interim (Coached 1 game)
June 2018 – October 2018 Uruguay Rubén da Silva
October 2018– Dec 2018 El Salvador Santos Rivera Interim (Coached game)
Jan 2019 – Nov 2019 Colombia Henry Vanegas
Nov 2019- El Salvador Mario Martínez
2020 El Salvador Juan Carlos Marjano
February 2021- El Salvador Mártir Paredes


Distinction to history of club goals.[edit]

Individual trophies[edit]

Nationality First Name Season Number of Goals Distinction Granted to the Player
El Salvador El Salvador Star*.svg Raúl Díaz 1990–91 21 Goal Goals' Best Man Goals
Honduras Honduras Star*.svg Williams Reyes 2000 17 Goal Goals' Best Man Goals
Honduras Honduras Star*.svg Williams Reyes 2014 13 Goal Goals' Best Man Goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gráfico, El. "Dragón confirma que mantendrá su localía en Chapeltique". elgrafico.com. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Primera división mantiene en pie sus juegos de hoy a pesar de enjambre sísmico". laprensagrafica.com. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  3. ^ Gráfico, El. "Dragón comenzará pretemporada el lunes 29 de mayo". elgrafico.com. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  4. ^ "El Dragón se prepara para ser protagonista – Culebrita Macheteada – Futbol El Salvador – Culebrita Macheteada – Futbol El Salvador". www.culebritamacheteada.com.sv. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  5. ^ Gráfico, El. "Pohl: "Zelaya no se irá a ningún lado"". elgrafico.com. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  6. ^ El Salvador – List of Champions – RSSSF
  7. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-07. Retrieved 2013-07-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  11. ^ "El Águila vuelve a tropezar en el Barraza; FAS triunfa y Limeño reparte puntos". elgrafico.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Dragón apeló a la juventud pero cae ante un Metapán más sagaz". elgrafico.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
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  15. ^ "Deportes en El Diario de Hoy". archivo.elsalvador.com. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
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  17. ^ "Deportes en El Diario de Hoy:". archivo.elsalvador.com. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Diego Pizarro: "Tenemos la convicción que no vamos a descender" – Culebrita Macheteada – Futbol El Salvador". culebritamacheteada.com.sv. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Diego Pizarro: "El equipo va tomando mi idea de juego"". elgrafico.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
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  21. ^ https://www.elgrafico.com/futbol/Estamos-cerca-de-la-gloria-y-del-odio-20180414-0005.html
  22. ^ "Pizarro listo para comenzar el trabajo con Dragón". elgrafico.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Así se arma el Dragón con el técnico Diego Pizarro". elgrafico.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
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  25. ^ "Diego Fernando Pizarro Penagos :: CD Dragón :: Estadísticas :: Títulos :: Títulos :: Historial :: Partidos :: Noticias :: Vídeos :: Fotos :: ceroacero.es". www.ceroacero.es. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  26. ^ "Diego Pizarro: "Entiendo la molestia de la gente"". elgrafico.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.

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